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O'Dowd Student News and Muse

The Crozier

O'Dowd Student News and Muse

The Crozier

Winter Sports Preview


As the winter breeze sweeps through Bishop O’Dowd High School, anticipation brews for a season brimming with athletic glory. The boys and girls rugby, soccer, and basketball teams are poised for action, ready to embrace the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead. The soccer tryouts saw an incredible turnout of nearly 200 boys, sparking discussions about potentially expanding the program next year to accommodate the rising participation.

Nick Stratton ’25 , a standout player from the men’s soccer team, exudes confidence: “After our NCS win last year, I’m fired up. I have high expectations for O’Dowd this season.” His belief in the team’s potential sets a promising tone for the upcoming games.

On the basketball court, Avery Loftus ’25 echoes the sentiment, expressing his excitement: “Our team is looking strong. I’m itching to get out there and compete.” The enthusiasm among the players mirrors their dedication to showcasing their skills and teamwork on the court.

However, the spotlight isn’t only on soccer and basketball. The girls’ soccer and basketball teams, alongside the boys’ and girls’ rugby squads, are ready to leave an indelible mark this season. Motivated by past victories, these teams are determined to make this winter one to remember.

Adding to the narrative of strength and determination, the women’s rugby team, under the leadership of Taylor Cohen, a Long Island University commit, brings a new level of skill and ambition to the field, setting high expectations for their season.

But let’s not forget the girls’ basketball team, coming off an NCS win last year. Their recent triumphs have injected an extra dose of confidence and determination. Their strong performance last season has set the stage for a season where they aim to defend their title and continue their winning legacy.

Moreover, the discussions around potentially expanding the soccer program speak volumes about the growing talent and enthusiasm for sports at O’Dowd. It’s a testament to the school’s commitment to providing opportunities for students to excel in their chosen sports.

This winter sports season at Bishop O’Dowd High School promises an electrifying display of teamwork, passion, and unforgettable moments. Players, coaches, and fans are eagerly awaiting the thrill of the games, poised to witness an unforgettable season that will be etched into the school’s proud sporting history. Excitement is palpable, and anticipation is at its peak as the community braces for an extraordinary showcase of athletic prowess and dedication.

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